When speaking with a lot of couples in the early planning stages of the wedding, they often have the idea in their heads for a large wedding with 100+ guests. While for some this is unavoidable, due to large extended families or big groups of friends they just have to invite, it is interesting to see from the initial enquiry to the actual wedding just how many couples reduce their numbers.
Weddings are expensive affairs these days. Of course, there are ways you can save a dollar and with websites such as Pinterest providing such amazing wedding inspo, it is easy to see why some people are going for the ‘back yard wedding’ options and looking after their own flowers, decor, favours etc.
However, when looking at the numbers for your wedding don’t just think about the costs, we would encourage you to think about who you really want to share your special day.
Long after you get married and when you think about those people who attended your wedding, there will likely be a small handful who still play a huge role in your life. Close family are in it for the long haul, but cousins you see once every ten years or work colleagues who you feel you ought to invite, but aren’t ‘real’ friends perhaps shouldn’t make the grade? Weddings are expensive, but they are also a special day where two people should be surrounded by the people who mean to the most to them.
Our advice is, write the guest list and then come back to it a few days later and really think about those family and friends who play a huge role in your life and most likely will do for many years to come – they are the ones you should have with you on your special day.
Images by Brooke Miles Photography
Ms Polka Dot says: We agree! Being really honest about who will be in your life in the future, and not being sucked into ‘inviting for the sake of inviting’, will make your wedding more personal as you share your day with the ones you truly love.
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